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The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

Abusive emails

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

The Secretariat is calling for applications by 15 August 2015 for two consultancies to assist the Implementation and Compliance Committee with its work on illegal traffic and on insurance, bond and guarantee. Please view the Secretariat’s Communication and the terms of reference for the consultancies, and click here for the P11 form to be used to submit your application.

Consultancy announcements

 

At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention. The list of new officers and members of subsidiary bodies is now available

An overview of the elections of officers and members for the three conventions can be found on the synergies website.

Elections during BC COP-12

 

Try the new tool for easy access to Party-specific information of relevance to transboundary movements of hazardous and other wastes .

New import and export control tool launched

New import and export control tool launched

Try the new tool for easy access to Party-specific information of relevance to transboundary movements of hazardous and other wastes .

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Outcomes of the triple COPs

Outcomes of the triple COPs

An advance copy of the BC COP-12 meeting report is now available.

Outcomes of the triple COPs

Outcomes of the triple COPs
 
Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment

Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment

Seychelles deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Ban Amendment on 15 July 2015, bringing the total number of ratifications to 82 Parties.

Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment

Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment

 

Glossary of terms set to be finalized

Glossary of terms set to be finalized

The Small Intersessional Working Group on legal clarity will meet for the third time on 21-22 September 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland

Glossary of terms set to be finalized

Glossary of terms set to be finalized

 

Second Triple COPs Follow-up

Second Triple COPs Follow-up

Call for information and follow-up to the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention: second request letter now available.

Second Triple COPs Follow-up

Second Triple COPs Follow-up

 

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Briefing on the eleventh meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the eleventh meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions, observers and other stakeholders in order to enable their full participation in the work of POPRC and CRC.

Briefing on the eleventh meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the eleventh meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

Briefing on the eleventh meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the eleventh meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

 

Briefing on ICCM4 - SAICM
The objective of this webinar is to inform SAICM stakeholders of the preparations for the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4).

Briefing on ICCM4 - SAICM

Briefing on ICCM4 - SAICM
 
Regional workshop on enhancing capacities for the environmentally sound management of e-waste through the regional delivery in Africa

The training session which will be held from 20 to 23 October 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria targets national officials from 30 countries Africa, who are responsible and/or involved in the e-waste management process at the national level, specifically in the issues related to the Basel Convention.

Regional workshop on enhancing capacities for the environmentally sound management of e-waste through the regional delivery in Africa

Regional workshop on enhancing capacities for the environmentally sound management of e-waste through the regional delivery in Africa
 
E-questionnaire on illegal traffic

The Implementation and Compliance Committee invites Parties to provide information by 10 September 2015 about their experiences in implementing paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 9 of the Basel Convention. Please click here to view the Secretariat’s Communication and here to view the questionnaire in English, French and Spanish.

E-questionnaire on illegal traffic

E-questionnaire on illegal traffic

 

Alternatives to Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)

The objectives of the webinar are to enhance understanding of the uses of PFOS, its related chemicals and their alternatives and to raise awareness about the recommendations of POPRC on these alternatives.

Alternatives to Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)

Alternatives to Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)
 
Chemicals under Review by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC)

The objectives of the webinar are to raise awareness of the candidate persistent organic pollutants (POPs) currently under review by the POPs Review Committee and to share information on decabromodiphenyl ether, dicofol and short-chained chlorinated paraffins. This webinar also aims to promote participation of Parties and observers in the work of POPRC.

Chemicals under Review by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC)

Chemicals under Review by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC)
 
Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos

A new summary video film captures the 2015 Triple COPs experience and summarises key data and outcomes

Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos

Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos

 

Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners
Representatives from Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Phillipines and Nigeria were the winners of the special BRS awards for practitioners who have benefitted from Secretariat training opportunities, and used that training for national implementation.

Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners

Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners

 

Global media coverage of the 2015 Triple COPs

More than 130 articles from more than 40 countries: view the articles online.

Global media coverage of the 2015 Triple COPs

Global media coverage of the 2015 Triple COPs

 

PACE E-waste award-winning photos now online

View the 4 finalist E-waste photographs honoured at the COPs, including the winning entry from Kai Loeffelbein (Germany).

PACE E-waste award-winning photos now online

PACE E-waste award-winning photos now online

 

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